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Atrophy Definitions – Types and comparisons

Atrophy definition Atrophy is a reduction in size or mass, due to a reduction in the size of cells. It can also mean wasting away. The word is most commonly used in relation to muscle, although any organ in the body can atrophy. Muscle Atrophy definition Muscle atrophy is thinning and weakening of muscles mostly in limbs. If you have ever been confined to a wheelchair or bed for a long time (maybe due to a broken limb), you would have noticed that the affected leg or hand was getting “thinner”. This “thinning” is caused by a reduction in the size of the muscles in that limb, known as muscle …

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